Visit Raleigh group seeks public's input from Wake County residents

Posted December 14, 2017 5:46 p.m. EST
Updated December 14, 2017 5:49 p.m. EST

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— Local officials want to keep Raleigh's momentum going by establishing Wake County as a tourist destination.

The Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau has initiated a year-long process to define what that means and create a strategic plan to make it happen. And the group wants input from Raleigh residents.

The steering committee has created an online survey to solicit input from residents about the county's attractions and what the panel should focus on as it draws up its plan. Group officials said in a written statement that the bureau has already surveyed 380 different stakeholders and interviewed nearly 60 different community groups.

The organization is now asking for input for individual residents.

"County residents will provide valuable input on the future of the area as it grows into a more vibrant visitor destination," the group said in a statement.

GRCVB President and CEO Dennis Edwards pledged in August that “Wake County will be one of the premier tourist destinations in the Southeast, attracting major national and international conventions and sporting events, bringing leisure visitors from all over the country and world.”

To access the survey: Click here